New “error correction” feature for audio CDs in iTunes 4.1

Posted by Pierre Igot in: iTunes
October 23rd, 2003 • 10:09 pm

A while back, I mentioned that I was having trouble importing certain audio CD tracks into iTunes, and that the problems appeared to be due to iTunes incorrectly flagging these tracks as “copy protected” when they obviously weren’t (because the audio CDs in question were from the early 1990s, way before copy protected CDs started appearing on the market).

Well, I just tried re-importing the tracks from one of the audio CDs that would cause problems in iTunes 4.0, and things now seem to be working fine in iTunes 4.1. So whatever problem it was, it has been fixed.

In addition, it should be noted that, as reported by MacInTouch readers, iTunes 4.1 now includes a new “error correction” setting (in the “Importing” section of the application’s preferences) for audio CDs:

New error correction option

This option addresses audio quality issues—so it is a separate issue from the one that I was experiencing (which is fixed even if the “error correction” option is not checked).

But it’s good to see that Apple keeps improving the product and fixing things “under the hood” in order to ensure optimal sound quality and reliability.

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